Connecticut State Trooper Killed in Tragic Hit-and-Run Incident on Interstate 84 – Driver Flees the Scene!

Southington, Connecticut – A tragic incident on Interstate 84 in Southington Thursday afternoon claimed the life of Trooper First Class Aaron Pelletier, a nine-year veteran of the Connecticut State Police. Pelletier was fatally struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on I-84 East near Exit 31 around 2:30 p.m. State police reported that the driver responsible for the fatal collision fled the scene but was apprehended shortly after.

Pelletier, known for his unwavering dedication, pride, and professionalism in serving the residents of Connecticut, received a heartfelt tribute from the state police in a released statement. As investigations continue, the highway remained closed into the evening, urging motorists to seek alternative routes until further notice. The duration of the road closure post-incident remains unspecified at this time.

In honor of Trooper First Class Aaron Pelletier, Governor Ned Lamont issued an order to lower flags to half-staff, acknowledging his ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The loss of a dedicated law enforcement officer like Pelletier brings immense sorrow and reflection on the dangers faced by those who protect and serve their communities each day.

The Connecticut State Police mourn the loss of one of their own, emphasizing the profound impact Pelletier had on the community and his colleagues. With heavy hearts, they work to unravel the circumstances surrounding the tragic event and provide support to Pelletier’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.

As the investigation unfolds, details regarding the driver involved and any potential charges remain pending. The community unites in mourning the loss of Trooper First Class Aaron Pelletier, remembering his contributions and sacrifice in upholding the safety and security of Connecticut residents. The memory of his dedicated service will forever be cherished and honored.